From the Producers Pod February 24-25 2018 Edition

 Hi it’s Jayne Ann Bugda from the Producer’s Pod! 

Why be anything other than good? Why do anything other than love? ~Johnathan Dahl   (From the Quote Garden)


Program Reminder:  *Join us for Hidden History:  A celebration of Black History Month-     Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm on WYOU.  

The one hour program takes a look at the history of African Americans –in the U.S and here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  

Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore introduces us to the author of the book "Embattled Freedom"  Author Jim Remsen tells  the story of African Americans who fought in the Civil War  and called Waverly home.

Reporter Eric Deabill has the story of the historic Dennis Farm in Susquehanna County.

Learn about the effort to map  parts of the Underground Railroad in Stroudsburg with Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk .

Rudy Williams introduces us to The Lee sisters from Memphis, Tennessee - they were pioneers of the civil rights movement.

Eyewitness News Reporter Morgan Parrish heads to Bucknell University to trace   the proud history of African American students on campus.

Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore explains how the city of Wilkes-Barre changed history this year on Martin Luther King, Junior day.

Then, reporter Tearsa Smith introduces us to the inspiring Reverend Doctor Harold Middlebrook.

Eyewitness News Reporter Kelly Choate Remembers the Titans with legendary coach Herman Boone who brought a message of Unity to Penn College.

Then the mystique and intrigue of the Prince Hall Masons,  Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore takes a look at their history.

Brie Jackson DC Correspondent for Nexstar and Eyewitness News tells us the story of Gold Star Families.

And then Eyewitness News Anchor Nick Toma takes a look at the musical journey of the African American experience.

Hidden History airs Saturday, February 24, at 7 pm on WYOU.



***Andy Mehalshick and many of my friends from hazleton will once again be part of the Greater Hazleton Cancer Telethon broadcasted live from the studios of WYLN in Hazleton.  Saturday.. Andy will be on Saturday from 5 pm to 11pm.  WYLN Studios are located on Tenth & Thompson Streets in Hazleton. There is no entry fee- stop by the health fair, cancer information, honoring survivors, entertainment, tricky trays, bake sale, fashion for a cure show children’s art-cancer prevention messages, please call 570-459-1212 to make a donation!  This is the telethon’s 40th year.  



The Olympics are on WBRE!   We will have all the Olympic action plus reports every night during Eyewitness News- and from the Ozone at 7:30 pm on WBRE.


CASA of Luzerne County is hosting NEPA Sings! competition,sponsored in part by PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems

Twelve performers will be selected to compete in the finals on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCCA. The final competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of PA Live! A panel of local celebrity judges will be announced shortly. 

The first place prize includes two tickets to a Broadway show in New York city with round trip transportation provided by Martz Trailways, as well as an opportunity to perform the winning song on PA Live! on WBRE-TV. The second place prize includes two tickets to a show at the F.M. Kirby Center and a $100 gift certificate good for dinner at a local restaurant. 



Join Dennis Owens for Sunday's 'This Week in Pennsylvania' .

 This Week in Pennsylvania airs Sundays at 6:30am on WBRE   



 Jane King’s KA-Ching Report is out.  Click here


After a two week hiatus for the Olympic Coverage- PA Live is Back!

Dave Kuharchik, Brittany Sweeney and Director Sandy Wisnewski checking in with this week’s PA Live Highlights!

**Coughlin High School will be with a preview of their upcoming performance of “Ghost” and Wyoming Valley West Middle School Band will also be performing


   In the PA Live Kitchen This Week- Another great week of recipes and more!  Join us in the PA Live Kitchen every day at 4 pm on PA Live!


It is a big week in our PA Live Kitchen


Monday              Brass Buckle

Tuesday –          Stone Row Pub            

Wednesday  -     Boulder View Tavern                   

Thursday            Thom Greco- Oyster Restaurant

Friday          -     Maternal Family Health




Don’t forget on Tuesday we tryout a new product!  The Tuesday Tryout on PA Live!



Got a Question?

   If you have a veteran's issue- you can call Judge Tom Munley of Veterans Views at 570-706-7418.  You can also reach Judge Munley on


 If you have a legal question you would like answered by Law and You team of Attorney Greg Fellerman and Attorney Ed Ciarimboli you can call  570-706-7429.   You can also submit a question on


Got a question about your finances?  Financial Forum with Christopher Scalese- Monday, Wednesday and Friday


Good News- In Case You Missed It-   Here are some good news and heartfelt stories you can see right here on PAHomepage!

 Something to Cheer about!  Savvanah Lloyd,  A Moosic Native and Riverside Graduate return home to visit with students-  Brittany Sweeney was there for all the excitement.

Our Mystery Diner was “Chestnuthill Diner” in Monroe County- Chris Langlois was serving up breakfast.

Cody Butler had an interesting Special Report “Who is Listening”…  what your devices are picking and sharing.

The story of the week!  The Publisher’s Clearing House came to Wilkes-Barre Township! And our Crystal Cranmore tagged along for the big surprise!!



 Don't forget to check out the Community Link here on PAHomepage.   This Weekend’s Community News Features.

*C.H.H.I.P.S in Hazleton is getting ready for its Fingers Tournament!


*Ski for the Cure is this Saturday at Jack Frost


*Doc Gooden will be the featured speaker for an upcoming Wilkes Event


*It is almost post time at the Downs at Mohegan Sun



Join the Team:

   Join the team on Saturday 6 am and 8:30 am   and Sunday Morning at  7 am and 9 am   Lauren Hensley along with  Kevin Derek .    

   Mark Hiller, Kristian Shalhoup and Robin Deehan will be here on for Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 (on WBRE/WYOU)


On Sunday, Candice Kelly and Nick Toma  , Josh Hodell, - AJ Donatoni  for Eyewitness News  -   

    Weekend producer  Blake Cohen  - Rosie Langello

  Zack Smith on the Assignment Desk


 Our Eyewitness News Producing Line-Up-  

    Leo Russo- Executive Producer
  Jayne Ann Bugda- Senior Producer PAHomepage  and Eyewitness News at 7 pm 

  Dave Becker  -  Eyewitness News at  11 am and Noon.

  Katherine Lachette- Eyewitness at 5

  Rachel Linden   - Eyewitness News 6

 Blake Cohen/Rosie Langello  Eyewitness News  11  - Monday through Thursday
(Eyewitness News 6 and 11-   on Sundays)

      .Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.

      Rachel Vitale   (Saturday/Sunday Morning)



What's on TV Tonight?

 Saturday,  February 24, 2018

CBS  (WYOU) On CBS Saturday    

7PM Eyewitness News Presents: Hidden History

  Big Brother Celebrity Edition  ;  48 Hours- The Family  at 9 m



 O-Zone- 7:30 pm followed by Winter Olympic Games





Sunday, February 25, 2018


 CBS Sunday Morning Lineup

WHO’S TO BLAME? - Lee Cowan looks at America’s growing opioid epidemic and the people who are suing drug makers that sell the addictive pharmaceuticals.


THE ENVELOPE PLEASE - MARY J. BLIGE - Michelle Miller catches up with singer and actress Mary J. Blige, whose work in the film “Mudbound” earned her two Oscar nominations, one for best supporting actress and the other for original song.


11 MADISON PARK - Mo Rocca has a table at 11 Madison Park, a recently re-imagined restaurant considered by some to be the best eatery in the world.


WHAT’S OLD IS NEW - Erin Moriarty explores the work of artist John Derian, who works in decoupage—using old prints and cutouts to decorate objects.


1968: THE BEATLES - Mark Phillips has an appreciation of The Beatles pioneering album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which was won a Grammy 50 years ago.


OPINION – Comedian and father of five Jim Gaffigan offers some thoughts on his family ski vacation.  






 Big Brother: Celebrity Edition; NCIS Los Angles





 Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies begin at 8 pm followed AP Bio at 10:30 pm

Thank you for making Eyewitness News Part of your Day!!



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